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.(ESTABLISHED 1904.' VOL. 9. NO. 32,
The usual monthly meeting of
the Board of Supervisors of the
County of Kauai was held at the
office of the Board in L,ihtie on
Weduesday the 6th day of August,
1913, at 10:00 A. M.
Present: Mr. H. D. Wishard,
chairman; Francis Gay, W. D .
McBryde, J. Von Ekekela, A.
The minutes o f the last and
previous meetings were read and
the same as read were approved,
Several bills against the Countv
were received by the Board and
after their examination, w.ere ap
proved to be paid out of the several
appropriations as follows:
Salary County Rd Supervisor
$ 225.00
Pay of-Police:
. Specials
Coroner's Inquest
County Tail
District Courts & Jails:
Waimea 40.00
Koloa 10.09
Kawaihau 11 1.50
Haiialei . -, 7.75
' 59 25
Expenses of. Witnesses. - 50.00
Hospitals: ' " .
Waimea ? 100.00r
Eteele 5000
" Kbloa 50.00 .
" Lihue t " 125.00
-ff 325.00
Incidentals: k- .. "
Attorney Jl3:25;
'Auditor . . v- 134.36
Clerk . - 41. 55--
Sheriff. tW.' - - XS2AO w
SupeTvisors " ' 25
Treasurer 23.50
License Collections ' 30
Rd Supervisor 107.30
Office Rent 30.00
Repairs schools etc: W ai m e a
Special Deposits schools 224.70
Special Quarantine Officers 78.00
$ 49.50
Support of Prisoners
Weights & Measures
Water Works:
$ 66.75
Road Work:
Countv Road Machinery 3369.05
Rd Tax Spec. Deposit 1.65
Oiling R d s Spec Depo
Rds & Brdgs 598.50
Rd Tax Spec Deposit 521.00
Macadamizing Spec DepoJ
Oiling Roads 215.97
Roads & Brdgs 52.60
Rd Tax Spec Deposit 463.92
Oiling Rds Spec Depo
Roads & Brdgs 11.40
Rd Tax Spec Depo 576.55
Rds & Brdgs 2452.18
Rd Tax Spec Deposit 30.40
Macadam, Prince-Waikoko,
Rds & Brdgs 818.19
Rd Tax Spec Deposit 20.10
Total $ 14,351.39
financial Reports for the month
of July, 1913, viz: Treasuer's R
136, Auditor's R 136a, Audi
tor's Trial Balance TR 136aa, and
the Joint Report R 136b, were
duly received and was referred, as
usual, to the Finance Committee
for report.
Financial Reports for June, 1913
viz Rs. 134, 134a. 134aa, and 134b
were duly reported upon by the
Pigance Committee, Mr. Gay. and
wore duly approved upon that
ci nmittee's rccommendacion.
A communication dated the
29th, ult. from Mr. J. Bush prin
cipal of the Koloa school, which
asked for information as to when
another school room for Koloa will
be built was duly received and
Makweli and Koloa Are Tied
For Championhip in Sec
ond Series.
The usual thing happened, up at
the Lihue BascBall Park last Sun
day the McBrydes being the
winners in a ten inning game score
5-4. The visitors scored two in
the second, one each in the third
fourth and tenth. The home club
got one in the third and three in
the fifth. The Koloa team van
quished the champions of last year
4-3 in a ten inning game, and Ma-
kaweh put it all over K. A. C, to
the tune of 9-1. These games
bring the baseball season to the end
of the second act. Next Sundav
when the certain rises again the
scene will represent Koloa and Ma
ka,weli in a duel for first honors of
! the second series. The fourth act
will'be the winner of same and
McBryde playing off two outof
three Tor the championship of the
year 1913
Sunday's Games. -
Koloa 4 Kilauea 3
' Makaweli 9 K. A. C. 1
McBryde 5 Lihue x4
Koloa,-Makaweli at Lihue.
' Per c.
e w .v '
Koloa 4 1 800
Makaweli 4 1 800
McBrvde (3 2 600
K. A. C. '2 3 400
Kilauea 1 4 200
Lihue .14 200
Dr. Wiihard Will Lecture on Persia and
Its People, Among Whom He Has
Lived For 20 Years.
Dr. John G. Wishard, recently
of Persia now a guest of his brother
Hon, H. D. Wishard, has consent
ed to give a lecture on "Persia and
its People," and "The Inaugura
tion of its constitutional govern
ment," and Mr. and Mrs. H. D.
Wishard have invited the public to
the meeting which is entirely free
of charge, and will take place in
the Lihue Hall, Friday evening,
at eight o'clock.
Dr. Wishard, spent twenty years
in Persia, during which time he
gained much distinction as a writer,
having acted in the capacity ot
official correspondent to a number
of the world's leading magazines.
He is also the author of "Twenty
Years in Persia," a most interest
ing real life history woven in, day
by day, as actually seen by the
The doctor will remain on Ka
uai for another week before return
ing to his home in Wooster Ohio,
where he enjoys a large practice.
The people in Lihue rarely have
an opportunity to hear good lec
tures, and thev are certainly grate
ful to Dr. Wishard for the appor
tunity he is giving them to hear
him, Especially on such aninter
esting subiect
The an mini meeting of the Hui Kua
Aina of wainiha will be held at the
usual place at. Wainiha on Thursday
September 5th, 1913, at ten o'clock a. m.
for the purposes of hearing the reports of
the ofllcers, and for the election of new
officers for1 tho enmiing term, and the
mcmlwrs of said Ilni are hereby request
ed to attend paid meeting, either in per
son or by proxy.
Jamc K. Arou,
President II. K. o Wainiha Kapaa,
Kauai. Au. 4, HUH. 4t.
since the Board had--voted at last
monthly meeting not to build any
more school houses this year, the
coiumumcatioujaf the Board's own
motion was ordered filed.
Continued on supplement
tf Jf V
"Mr. Bertram and I, have tran
sacted business under an agreement
to the effect, that when he had a
bill against me, it was settled- by
an exchange of an account I had
against him. This method of doing,
business always proved satisfactory
to both of us, therefore, in the case
wherein, he charges embezzlement,
I collected the sum of $91 for
him, and feeling that, although we
recently had a disagreement, since
he was indebted to me Considerably
more than the sum inrolved, 1 had
the privilege of. witholding not only
my commission for collection, but
the principal, as well, until a final
settlement could b? had with ,lVk
Bertram. T am convinced that. Lara
righfjltnd am perfect wajj tok
haveTthe court settle the matter: As
(o the rumors concerning the ad
ministration of my office as deputy
sheriff; I'will say1 that these are
absolutely groundless, and .further
more, you can quote me. as being
most willing to abide results of a
thorough investigation.'- "
"yExtracts'from aii'ihtcrview
'witfi Deputy' Sheriff Crowell,
by a reporter at his home in
Waimva last Thursday.
Deputy Sheriff W. O. Crowell,
arrested on warrant, sworn to by
Geo. A. Bertram, Manager of the
Waimea Machine Works, charged
with embezzlement, in an inter
view with a reporter of Tiui Gar
den Island made the above state
ments concerning his part in a
situation which has caused a
sensation throughout the island.
Attorney S. K. Kaeo issued the
warrant early Friday rooming, the
same being served by Sheriff Rice
Saturday morning, the prelimi
nary hearing coining before Judge
Hofgaard yesterday morning at ten
According to Mr. Crowell, bad
blood has existed between he and
Bertram for some time, orignat
ing over some contract concerning
the sale of a gasolene engine.
Up to this break, it seems that by
common consent, the two had
been closely connected in business
matters, perfect harmony prevail
ing. Following the trouble over
the gasolene engine, the breech
continued t o widen, until the
climax occurred when Bertram
swore out a warrant for Crowell's
arrest on a charge of embezzlement.
In the course of the interview
with Mr. Crowell, he was asked
concerning rumors of the adminis
tration of the affairs of his office,
and ftankly stated that such ru
mors are absolutely without foun
dation. Rumor has it t" the effect
that the deputy has, by engaging in
so many private enterprises, in
capacitated himself as an efficient
officer, his various private affairs
requiring attention which should
and does belong to the police de
partment. Besides being deputy
sheriff, Mr. Crowell runs a public
electric lighting system, conducts
a moving picture show, has opened
up a garage, and is deputy tax as
sessor that is, he does practically
all the work of the present deputy
of Waimea. It is claimed that he
has used members of the police de
partment to further his personal
interests, that bv employing a
police officer a part of the time for
his private use, he is violating the
law. When asked concerning this
point, Mr. Crowell stated that he
is at present doing so bul-thnt ac
cording to law. he has a right to
do this, and that notwithstanding
that the new law governing the
employment of prisoners by police
officials provides for this to a cej
V"lrfr. Crowell has transacted
business for me in the capacity of a
.collector, ever since I have been in
business in Waimea, having in every
hi s tance heretofore, immediately
made an accounting to me of money
.collected. The collections which he
'flas made, and out of which an em
bezzlement charge has grown, is
i tit. ..
one mane oy mm some time ago,
And for which I made a personal
demand, less his commission. No
bill to the time of the beginning of
4 this trouble, had been rendered me
iby Mr. Crowell, and my contention
if is, jhat mr. irowell has no legal
right to without the amoudt collect
ed 'on account of bills whicIT I owed
rhim, without due process of law
vand furthermore, that there is no
' relation betweea anything 'due' him
from me and the sum for which he
has laid himself liable Mr. Crowell'
is not acting square In the matter of
rendering his accounts, as evidence
will show'whenlh'e-matterreachest
courCand' all the' particulars' are '
miunu. t, . -
TJxEracjtsJFom. an interview '
wiiii iur. Derirunr, oy nrtrer.
porter at his place of business
in Waimea last Thursday.
tain extent, he has not even per
mitted the least help from a
prisoner since the new law passed.
These very unpleasant rumors,
coupled with the small number of
arrests he makes, and the thread
worh one to the effect that the
deputy sheriff has the people of
Waimea buffaloed," and the
sheriff "buncoed," or words to
that effect, certainly entitles Mr.
Crowell to a hearing by an entire
ly unbiassed committee of inves
tigators. He owes it to himself to
demand such, and in so doing, he,
guilty or not gutlty, commands
the respect o f even those who
would malign him.
The charge brought against him
by Bertram, is a serious one, yet
not so damaging as the constant
public rumor as to his general in
difference to his duty. A thorough
investigation of these rumors
would very likely have a whole
some effect on Waimoa's official
atmosphere. In concluding his
interview with the reporter, Mr.
Crowell expressed his eagernesi
for a thorough investigation, which
practically puts it up to the pro
per authorities to make a move.
Case Is Tried
Waimea August 11. The case
of Deputy Sheriff W. 0. Crowell,
who was arrested here last Satur
day, charged with embezzlement,
came up before Judge Hofgaard,
at ten o'clock this morning. Ber
tram, the main witness for the pro
secution, was the only witness to
take the stand. The case was one in
volving a charge of embezzlement
resulting from an apparent mis
understanding relative to an ac
count which defendant had collect
ed for plaintiff. Defendant had
collected an account and as Ber
tram owed him a bill decided to
hold the amount pending a settle
ment. Documentary evidence was
placed on exhibition.which formed
the largest portion of proof for the
defense. Attorneys J. II. Coney
and A. G. Kaulukou represented
defendeut, while prosecuting At
torney A. K. Kaeo appeared for
The County Attorney put up an
admirable fight in his closing ad
dress to the court who at the con-
' elusion of his remarks dismissed
I the case.
Trial Is Farce
I Admitting for argument's sake,
that the plaintiff had no case, there
seems but little excuse for the
farcical manner in which the trial
was conducted. I t was plainly
evident from the first question put
to the prosecuting witness, that the
county attorney had held no con
sultation with his clitnt, and later
developments proved that the
i client held papers during the trial
which should have been in the
hands of the attorney, who dealt
unsparingly i n sarcastic smiles,
and made eyes a t embarassing
points i n his clients testimony.
Then Judge Hofgaard, to add a
finishing touch to the affair, read
the charge of acquital which he
himself laughingly stated had been
written before the beginning o f
the attorney's closing marks.
Court proceedings, regardless of
their importance require a certain
dignity, of which i f shorn, ren
ders "those responsible for such
conditions, objects of ridicule. In
the prosecuting attorney's case,
luckily the people have a remedy
at hand, and will in all probability
"have something to sav ih the future
in, regard to the gum-shoe politi
caljqonglomeration which, inthe
past ljas been responsible for
so 'lnanyirresuonsibIes.- As tQ
Judge-.Hofgaard, every one knows
hirias a bjg hearted ... jovial" iridi
;viduaU .a iMitw111'jiiKlerstand -of
51UII us ucuiu in liii: cusc, ijc uiu
so in the, spirit of a r ivate citizen
and not judge at le ;t this is our
interpretation of his actions and
it is sincerely hoped ?hat he and
also the county attor ;y may pro
fit from what has b n said con
cerning them in coi lection with
this triai, every won of which is
intended as construe ve criticism.
The following local bit of news
is taken from the local Filipino
paper, The Aug Pagkakaisa:
Mr. F. Weber, manager of the
Lihue Plantation and a Portuguese
teamster came together in a fight
last Friday. Manager Weber was
provoked by the man's attitude,
and got off his horse and gave him
a cuff in the face. The Portuguese
having been felled, got up and at
tacked Mr. Weber and would have
beaten him up badly, had it not
been that the affair took place near
the mill, when being seen by En
gineer Winter, the said gentleman
separated the combatants. The
Portuguese was discharged.
Henry Waiau, assistant to Coun
ty Clerk Kaneakua, and Auditor
Maser, was placed under arrest last
Tuesday, as the result of a beating
which he had administered to his
wife. He had been warned by
police officials on previous occasions
of a like nature, and for a short
time, following the arrest, it seemed
that the police officials really meant
to give him all that was due him.
However, it is understood that he
has relented, been forgiven, and
allowed another opportunity t o
beat her up.
.Waiau was given a sentence cf
two weekft hard labor, but noted
an anneal, thus giving him tem-
poray liberty.
Those interested in the es
tablishing of a Kauai Com
mercial Association please he
present at a meeting called
for this purpose at I ill lie
Hall, on Th.ir-il.i;' . August
14th, nt 10 A. Hi
E. E. Mahi.uu,
C. W. Si'iT.
I J.
Says Nice Things About Our
Officials, and Praises The
County Engineer
Harbor Commutioners Here for Lo
cating Kapaa Landing, and General
Inspection Work.
Superintendent of Public Works
J. W. Caldwell teturned to Hono
lulu on the Kiti.ij Saturday, hav
ing spent a week inspecting matters
with which his department is con
nected on the Garden Island. This
was the superintendent's first visit
to Kauai, and on being asked how
he liked the looks of it, he fell into
a degree of praise which would ex
haust the editorial inkstand if re
peated. I would like to say a
word or two in praise of your board
of supervisors," said the new su
perintendent. "They show excel
lent judgment in allowing their
engineer to spend what money you
have, m peruuiu.nl fixtures. If all
counties would adopt this method,
we might not advance so rapidly in
milege of roads, but what would
be lacking in this, would more than
be made up in the permanent im
provement of straightened curves,
genuinely gcod roads and substan
tial bridges. When your engineer,
puts a road in. it is there to stay,
and it requires but little up-keep"to
keep-in splendid repair. Engineer
Moragne has.plentv of grey matter,
and he spreads it out over " vour
.roads with most desirable results."
On beMg' asked if .thedepartnieht '
:n;iu uiucQyiijv" linciiu Willi '
any.' new flonlesteiadardJl3lildllg,,'J,1
4.1. i.:.;...'.'jr "
are figuring on spending some
twenty odd thousand dollars on the
Kalaheo homestead tract, and 1 be
lieve the. Kapaa homestead lands
will also receive some attention,
just to wliat extent I am yet unable
to say."
Among other things, the super
intendent inspected the government
wharves. In relation to the Hana
lei wharf, which has been reported
as being too low, Mr. Caldwell
said it appealed to be all light, and
further added that the construc
tion work on the wharf, had been
exceptionally well done. He
brought his big Cadillac with him.
The Territory's new superinten
dent is a hustler, having already
gotten things pretty well straighten
ed out, nothwithstanding that he
has been but a short time in office.
The Territorial Board of Harbor
Commissioners visited Kauai last
week, on a tour of inspection of
our harbors, and to look over the
proposed site of a lauding at Kapaa
to be used by the new Pineapple
Co. In regard to this particular
wharf, there is a probability that
either the old Hanamaulu or Ana
hola landing will be used, as the
infreqttency with which a lauding
at Kapaa would be used, is said to
hardly justify the expense of put
ting in a new wharf. It was also
pointet out by one of the commis
sioners, that the existence of a few
good wharves, would be much more
economical than were we to have a
large number to keep in repair.
The sum of $26,000 appropriated
by the last Legislature for Kauai
wharves, will be spent chiefly on
repairs of present structure.
Herman F. Heller, representing
the I.orillard Talmcco Co of New
Jersey, is on Kauai with one ofthe
strongest lines of chewing a n d
smoking that has ever been brought
to the island. Mr. Heller intends
to establish temporary headqtiaters
in Honolulu. T h e well-known
firm of Ilackfeld & Co.. are his
general agents for the Territory.
This i s Hellers's first trip to Ka
uai within 20 years and it is inter
esting to hear hia hunieious des
criptions at "Old Kauni" and his
surprise of "New Kauai."
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